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Re: Update required Java version to 5.0?

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 04:48:44 +0100

Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
> Just going through the svnj source, and I started wondering why we're not using generics in our own java packages. Generics were introduced in Java 5.0, but turns out that we only require 1.3 in our own source. Given that 5.0 was introduced in 2004, isn't it about time we relax our requirements and update our code to use the new features of 5.0? The change to our package namespace presents a good opportunity to do so.

Generics in Java are just glorified syntactic sugar, but they /do/ help
the compiler to produce marginally better error messages ... so as far
as I'm concerned, let's do that.

-- Brane
Received on 2010-02-26 04:49:23 CET

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